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RLSCC FIRST CLUB IN THE WORLD TO USE CATESBY TUNNEL

Last Year the RLCSS were the first cycling clubs to use Catesby Tunnel to fine-tune and improve their marginal gains.

The day was used for fine-tuning and utilising Catesby tunnel perfect cycling conditions to plan for the upcoming TT season.


Catesby Tunnel began construction as a Victorian railway tunnel in February 1895 and was completed in just over two years in May 1897. The railway line was part of the Great Central’s ‘London Extension’ with the first train running through in July 1898.


The transformation to convert the disused railway tunnel into a state-of-the-art vehicle testing facility. The project was developed by Brackley based Aero Research Partners, who initiated the design phase back in 2013. As of 2020, the project has attracted £6.2 million of investment from the Governments’ Local Growth Fund, secured through the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership. The full length road surface laid for the tunnel was 2.7km .


Our team had a great day and would like to thank Tim Williams for organising the day at Catsby Tunnel; everyone found it an absolute joy and an insight into their riding for the upcoming TT year.




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